LaPlaca Cohen

LaPlaca Cohen Thought partners for the creative economy. LaPlaca Cohen is a strategic marketing, advertising and design firm that helps arts organizations better connect and communicate with their audiences.

Our work is rooted in a deep commitment to the power of culture to engage, enlighten and inspire. We thrive on the dynamism of the ever-changing cultural landscape and the opportunities it creates.

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05/07/2021

Thrilled by the response to Wave 2 of our special edition #CultureTrack study!
Stay tuned for findings from the study, and our report this summer!
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If you're curious about some of the questions we're asking in our Wave 2 study, read Culture Track's latest blog post, s...
04/20/2021

If you're curious about some of the questions we're asking in our Wave 2 study, read Culture Track's latest blog post, sharing some of our team's favorites!

While our Wave 2 survey is in the field we are sharing some of the questions our teams are most looking forward to hearing results from in our new blog post:

https://culturetrack.com/ideas/culture-track-wave-2-the-questions-we-are-most-excited-about/

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There’s less than a week to register for Local Projects' panel featuring our Chief Strategy Officer, Diane Jean-Mary in ...
04/20/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Your Community Is Your Collaborator. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

There’s less than a week to register for Local Projects' panel featuring our Chief Strategy Officer, Diane Jean-Mary in conversation with leaders from Museum of the City of New York, and Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Click here to register for free: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9216178311784/WN_c50pjNMtQXGeQK3NKmjNYg

Culture Track #culturetrack

How did museums adapt and rise to the challenges of the past year, including last summer’s reckoning with police brutality and social justice? And what new solutions and ideas will move cultural institutions towards a more inclusive future? To begin answering these crucial questions, Jake Barton o...

04/14/2021

We're delighted to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a National Leadership Grant to the Culture & Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track study. This grant enables the inclusion of up to 50 public libraries in our research and will support library-specific analysis, insights, and presentations. LaPlaca Cohen Slover Linett Audience Research #CCTTstudy #culturetrack

Our Chief Strategy officer Diane Jean-Mary joins leaders from the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of Science ...
04/13/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Your Community Is Your Collaborator. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Our Chief Strategy officer Diane Jean-Mary joins leaders from the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and experience designer Local Projects, for a virtual chat to discuss how museums can adapt and rise to the challenges of the past year, including last summer’s reckoning with police brutality and social justice, and what new solutions and ideas will move cultural institutions towards a more inclusive future.

Register for free to join on April 26 at 2pm Eastern: https://lnkd.in/gQ3EpRD

#LISTENERS #community #design #culturetrack Culture Track

How did museums adapt and rise to the challenges of the past year, including last summer’s reckoning with police brutality and social justice? And what new solutions and ideas will move cultural institutions towards a more inclusive future? To begin answering these crucial questions, Jake Barton o...

04/08/2021

We are excited to welcome Aroha Philanthropies as a new funder for Wave 2 of our Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation Culture Track study. Aroha's focus on vitality arts fosters deeper insights on inspiring creativity for populations aged 55+. We can't wait to dive into this expanded research.

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04/07/2021

Welcome respondents! Translated into 10 languages, our Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation survey is currently being sent out by hundreds of arts & culture organizations to millions of people across the US.

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03/08/2021
Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track

In Wave 2 of our Culture + Community study, we are actively inviting up to 300 new organizations from categories of institutions who were underrepresented in our Wave 1 work to participate: BIPOC-serving organizations, cultural organizations located in rural parts of the country, festivals (film, food, crafts, music), libraries, and national and city parks. If your organization fits into any of these categories, we invite you to consider participating in this research.
More information on Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track can be found on our website: https://culturetrack.com/research/transformation/
Culture Track Slover Linett Audience Research

LaPlaca Cohen, Slover Linett Audience Research, and Yancey Consulting are collaborating on a new phase of the "Culture +...
03/02/2021
Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation: A Special Edition of Culture Track - Culture Track

LaPlaca Cohen, Slover Linett Audience Research, and Yancey Consulting are collaborating on a new phase of the "Culture + Community: A Special Edition of Culture Track" research initiative. We are broadening the kinds of organizations in the sample by actively inviting up to 300 new organizations from categories of institutions who were underrepresented in our Wave 1 work: BIPOC-serving organizations, cultural organizations located in rural parts of the country, festivals (film, food, crafts, music), libraries, for-profit arts, and national and city parks. We’re also re-inviting all 653 organizations from the first wave of the study to participate again in this second wave of research.

Visit our website to learn more about the Wave 2 research, and find out how your organization can participate.

LaPlaca Cohen is excited to share that we are launching a new phase of the Culture + Community: A Special Edition of Culture Track research in collaboration with Slover Linett and Yancey Consulting. The second wave of this national survey of audiences and communities will include an even broader fra...

"The cornerstone of any successful brand is trust. That is, developing a bullet-proof—or at least resilient—relationship...
02/12/2021
How to Be Authentically "Welcoming” to BIPOC Audiences - Culture Track

"The cornerstone of any successful brand is trust. That is, developing a bullet-proof—or at least resilient—relationship between the audience and the creator. It is of particular value when interfacing with BIPOC communities in the 21st century, especially when trying to distinguish a brand from the commodification circus that capitalizes on social justice and equity issues to appeal to a fleeting, clout-chasing audience. Indeed, the key to enduring success lies in the avoidance of the trap of immediate consumer appeal." Aja Johnson, our Strategy Fellow elaborates on authenticity and welcoming audiences in her blog post: https://culturetrack.com/ideas/how-to-be-authentically-welcoming-to-bipoc-audiences/ #CultureTrack #CCTCstudy Culture Track

The cornerstone of any successful brand is trust. That is, developing a bullet-proof—or at least resilient—relationship between the audience and the creator. It is of particular value when interfacing with BIPOC communities in the 21st century, especially when trying to distinguish a brand from ...

"It will take more diverse marketing strategies to ensure the diversity of audiences we know we’ve failed to fully serve...
02/02/2021
Rethinking Arts Marketing For 2021 and Beyond - Culture Track

"It will take more diverse marketing strategies to ensure the diversity of audiences we know we’ve failed to fully serve." Read more in this new Culture Track blog post by Michael Crowley, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, LaPlaca Cohen

During Wave 1 of our Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis study collaboration with audience research firm Slover Linett, we were thrilled to partner with over 650 cultural organizations representing all 50 states in sourcing the insights of their respective audiences. The feedback these audienc...

"As we now move to a new stage of vaccination availability and gradual evolution toward a “new normal,” attitudes and ex...
01/25/2021
What We Learned from 2020 - Culture Track

"As we now move to a new stage of vaccination availability and gradual evolution toward a “new normal,” attitudes and experiences borne of dislocation and necessity in the quarantine and post-quarantine world are likely to be carried forward and expressed as behaviors that will impact the ways cultural organizations will need to redefine themselves as they seek to connect with and provide meaning for tomorrow’s audiences."

Read about the altered needs and desires of tomorrow's audiences in the latest Culture Track blog post: What We Learned from 2020, written by our CEO, Arthur Cohen: https://bit.ly/3qQNi7D

#culturetrack #CCTCstudy

When we set out to create the nationwide research project that became Wave One of Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track, we thought we’d be providing a time-specific, limited tool to help navigate the unprecedented circumstances stemming from the COVID-19 cr...

12/18/2020
The Dallas Opera

This week on The Dallas Opera's Taking the Stage (Episode 36), Kristian and Quo are joined by our Partner / Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Crowley for an exciting and honest conversation about asking the right questions, listening, and using data to help better arts and culture organizations. Watch on The Dallas Opera's page, or through the link here:

https://dallasopera.org/tdo_network_episodes/episode-36-the-truth-in-the-data-with-michael-crowley/

Episode 36: The Truth in the Data with Michael Crowley

Kristian and Quo are joined by Michael Crowley of LaPlaca Cohen for an exciting and honest conversation about asking the right questions, listening, and using data to help better our organizations.

Learn more about Culture Track here:
https://culturetrack.com/ideas/a-bipoc-analysis-of-culture-and-community-in-a-time-of-crisis/
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Culture Track
12/16/2020

Culture Track

We’re excited to share with you a new report written by Slover Linett Audience Research about the role of race and ethnicity in cultural engagement and the needs of BIPOC respondents and communities: Centering the Picture: The Role of Race & Ethnicity in Cultural Engagement in the U.S. This policy report builds upon the overall key findings we shared in the Culture Track report this summer by exploring race and ethnicity through the same underlying survey data.

https://sloverlinett.com/insights/centering-the-picture-the-role-of-race-ethnicity-in-cultural-engagement/

Photo Credit: “Dance For George” protest in Harlem, New York City, June 2020. Courtesy of Deb Fong Photography.

At the Association of Architecture Organizations' 2020 Design Matters Conference on December 3rd, our CEO Arthur Cohen w...
12/01/2020
2020 Design Matters Conference

At the Association of Architecture Organizations' 2020 Design Matters Conference on December 3rd, our CEO Arthur Cohen will be sharing findings from the Culture Track Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis study, indicating potential avenues cultural organizations can address the hopes, fears, and needs of audiences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration details for the virtual conference are available here: https://bit.ly/33AGlOL

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 DESIGN MATTERS CONFERENCE: Radical Transformation is going virtual! Join us on December 3-4, 2020.

"...digital might remove the 'threshold' from 'threshold-fear'" our CEO, Arthur Cohen on reaching new audiences and the ...
11/20/2020
The Nonprofit Quarterly

"...digital might remove the 'threshold' from 'threshold-fear'" our CEO, Arthur Cohen on reaching new audiences and the Culture Track: Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis study for The Nonprofit Quarterly.

What's in store for museums in the wake of a pandemic? Embracing change may be the only way forward: https://bit.ly/3krF3LK

In this recap of a recent The Wallace Foundation panel discussion, our CEO, Arthur Cohen speaks about the Culture Track:...
11/18/2020
The Wallace Foundation

In this recap of a recent The Wallace Foundation panel discussion, our CEO, Arthur Cohen speaks about the Culture Track: Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis study and changes arts and culture organizations should consider in the near future.

The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with an energized racial justice movement, has sparked an urgency among many nonprofit arts leaders to rethink their how their organizations approach everything from audience interaction to inclusivity and equity. Learn more from our recap of a recent panel discussion of arts leaders: http://ow.ly/hgEn50CiMIi

09/29/2020
National Design Awards Virtual Gala | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards Gala will be held virtually on October 1st. Award winners will be announced live during the event. Learn more at https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/national-design-awards-virtual-gala-10-01-2020/

Celebrate the power of design. Tune in to the virtual gala for the first-ever live announcement of this year’s National Design Award winners, and kick off National Design Month with us. This event is open for all to enjoy from home.

Remembering and honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, listen to a recording of her intimate and i...
09/21/2020
History at Home: An Evening with Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Behind The Scenes

Remembering and honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, listen to a recording of her intimate and inspirational discussion with New-York Historical Society in 2014.

http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/history-at-home-an-evening-with-ruth-bader-ginsburg/

New-York Historical honors the life and legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Back in 2014, she joined us for an intimate conversation about the challenges and key moments of her accomplished career—from her central role in and strategy for gender discrimination law su...

Culture Track
09/17/2020
Culture Track

Culture Track

The Interactive Tool to Explore Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis is Now Live. Sponsored by Microsoft, and developed in partnership with Slover Linett Audience Research and LaPlaca Cohen, this interactive dashboard utilizes Microsoft's Power BI tool to enable the public to see the responses of a representative sample of Americans across every question included in the research.

https://culturetrack.com/cctc-interactive-tool/

Culture Track
09/09/2020
Culture Track

Culture Track

The Wallace Foundation catches up with Diane Jean-Mary, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at LaPlaca Cohen and Jen Benoit-Bryan, Vice President and Co-Director of Research at Slover Linett Audience Research to learn more about the implications of the Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis study and how cultural organizations can use it to inform decision making.

https://www.wallacefoundation.org/news-and-media/blog/pages/what-we-need-from-arts-and-culture-right-now.aspx

Our CEO Arthur Cohen sat down with Capacity Interactive - Digital Marketing Consulting for the Arts President Erik Gensl...
08/21/2020
A Massive Survey about the Arts in 2020 America: Arthur Cohen

Our CEO Arthur Cohen sat down with Capacity Interactive - Digital Marketing Consulting for the Arts President Erik Gensler for their podcast, CI to Eye, to discuss key #CultureTrack #CCTCstudy findings. Listen here:

https://ideas.capacityinteractive.com/ci-to-eye-podcast-episodes/a-massive-survey-about-the-arts-in-2020-america-arthur-cohen?hsCtaTracking=21a02835-0257-44fc-b810-e7d7c35e9098%7C19d9a912-56c4-4c64-a61d-db7321403599

Arthur and Erik dissect the findings from a new survey of more than 120,000 people to understand how the arts and culture fit into the lives of Americans during these uncertain times.

Findings from Wave 1 of the Culture Track #CCTCstudy has reached 10,000 downloads! We've been thrilled hearing how peopl...
08/10/2020
Culture & Community In A Time Of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track - Culture Track

Findings from Wave 1 of the Culture Track #CCTCstudy has reached 10,000 downloads!

We've been thrilled hearing how people and organizations are using #CultureTrack data to shape their work moving forward. Thanks, as always, to partners Slover Linett Audience Research The Wallace Foundation Art Bridges Terra Foundation for American Art Barr Foundation.

If you haven't yet read the study, download it here: culturetrack.com/covidstudy

Thank to you all of the participating organizations for helping field the survey to portions of their audiences, members, and visitors. Click here to see a discipline-specific snapshot of the full list of participating organizations.

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